962 posts • joined 15 Jul 2008
I don't think it's just the app, but the automatic ETA signs at the bus stops. The theory being, if the sign doesn't show any buses are on the way, perhaps no buses are on the way.
However on main routes in London you can usually just open your eyes and look up from your phone and notice several buses in any direction you care to look.
Just turn off the stupid voice-activated things.
And no, I didn't add a Google widget to my home screen because I can just long-press the home button to bring up Google search.
Or was that comment in the article aimed at the minority* of readers who are iphone owners? It did say "you" but didn't qualify that.
* Assumed, because Apple have a minority of the smartphone market.
No, that's not what I was saying. Not sure if previous commenters would agree with you.
I was just expressing my desire for the non-pirated stuff to continue. I don't see why they can't make it a viable business, perhaps they should move it all to the premium YT service and close the free service. As long as the non-pirate stuff is available and the premium fee wasn't silly, I'd pay, same as I pay for Spotify.
I've never understood using YT for music anyway, it's really inefficient and who sits there watching the music videos?
Not. If you did nothing wrong (as proven by the judgement) why should you have to pay anything?
If you are willing to take someone to court you presumably think you have a case and if you don't then you must be willing to accept the cost of losing.
There was never a good reason to completely ban split infinitives.
I think I heard that the origin of this "rule" came about because Latin didn't have split infinitives, ergo, English shouldn't. I know pretty much nothing about Latin but, the way I heard it, Latin can't split infinitives, whereas English can. So let's do so with abandon (well, when it makes sense anyway).
I agree -- for things that are web-based services, stop trying to push apps on me all the time. I'm thinking of LinkedIn but many others also apply. Why do they all want me to have their app when they've already done a pretty good job of making the mobile web version very usable?
For apps that work offline (surely that's unthinkable to the likes of Google?) maybe an app is better. I've not used one of these so-called progressive things.
Seeing as how this whole situation has arisen because these companies use various mechanisms to ensure they make a loss and that is why they don't pay tax, I think it would be extreme incompetence on the part of whoever drafted this proposed legislation, if such a loophole applied.
That's just BS. Are you saying that the income tax I pay on my salary is punishment for working?
No, because if I didn't work not only would I not pay the tax but I wouldn't get the salary either.
Tax is not punishing success. It's one of the costs of doing business, of which there are many.
"So how can you tax someone that provides a service for free, just because they then make money of you using their service for free?"
Because, as you said, "they then make money".
You might have noticed that making money is one of the main things that incurs a tax. Doesn't matter how you make it. Unless you're a charity or similar, make money=pay tax. That's the point here.
is that the number shown on OpenTrainTimes.com?
Why don't we have proper train identifiers used for the public here, as they do in many other countries?
Here trains always seem to be identified by the station it's leaving and the time (optionally with the destination). That's often ambiguous and inefficient. Much better to say "train 12345"
It seems there are two changes and the original article didn't emphasise enough the thing about browsers.
As several comments here pointed out, HTTPS is just another way to get to a DNS server, and as several others have pointed out, this has certain advantages from a user security point of view.
However why would the DNS server choice be part of such a standard? Currently browsers make calls to the OS or standard network libraries to resolve names, which will use configured addresses, whether they were static or obtained via DHCP. The same should apply to DOH, the change should be at the OS level, nothing to do with the browser.
I'm no Apple fan but I appreciate the fact that they are a hardware company using the OS and other software to sell such HW. Therefore it would be suicide to allow the OS to run on generic hardware.
MS and Google are not hardware companies, and to the extent that they do sell their own hardware the strategy is generally the other way round from Apple, ie. the HW is there to get users onto the software and platforms.
As I said, not an Apple fan but still considering going with Apple for a PC when Win 7 is no longer supported. MS have driven me off. Not an iphone though, there are limits!
Surely not - you want something that will absorb the energy, not something that will push it all back into you.
Apparently the very worst thing (for the driver) to hit is a tree. Unlike a post that has been put there, it usually won't fall or bend over. Unlike another car it won't move along the road or crush a bit. It just sits there and doesn't move and you hit it with all your kinetic energy.
You might have one or two valid points (not sure actually) but you ruin it with they way you put it.
* Civil rights? Get real. All tax-collecting authorities spend money in ways that many of their constituents disagree with. You're trivialising the real civil rights struggles of the past and not-so-past.
* "Critical Mass assholes" Oh you're so eloquent.
* Blaming cyclists for the traffic around them
* it's an unattractive city to cycle in so your suggestion is to make it less attractive to cycle in.
* Bit of an unjustifiable anti-white rant too
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